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Kelty Crestone 1 Review

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NCYankee, 2/4/08 User Rating: 
"Great light weight single man tent for backpacking. Gets a little cramped, but well worth it for not carrying extra weight.

I used this tent during a couple of heavy downpours and stayed nice and dry. I also was warm and dry during one mild ice storm."


Jeff, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"Great single person tent. It is a little bigger than the sierra design and MSR tents that it closely resembles. The side door and vestible are great. I am 6'0" tall, 170 lbs. and can stretch out with my arms over my head while laying down. My head brushes against the top while sitting but it's not a problem. I've even slept in it with my 70 lb. dog- a little snug but we both slept well. Well ventilated and super waterproof. Does well in wind too. Retails for $100. Total weight of tent body, poles, stakes and 3 stuff sacks is 3.2 lbs. on my digital scale. Great deal!"


Randy, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"Used it last fall on the 100-mile Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier, Washington. Got plenty of rain. The tent packed in at 3lb. 3 ounces. I'm 73 inches tall and 210 pounds and had room in the tent for me and all my gear; stayed dry and very comfortable. Could sit up and read at night. Very easy & fast set up and packing. If I have to mention a negative aspect, it's that I'd like a bit larger vestibule. Highly recommend."


K Ryan, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"OK tent, but there are better choices. I had a problem with the plastic holding one of the vents open (it broke), and with some apparent corrosion on a zipper, so it went back after three outings. Another complaint was the fly had a tendency to touch the inner tent, creating a leak path. Perhaps I got unlucky with a bad unit, as I really liked the floor plan, it seemed roomy to me inside, the wide spot was well placed.

Finally, I didn't like the way the fly was staked out. Other side opening tents stake out the short side near the head so that the long side is free. The Crestone has the long side staked out, giving a more narrow entry/exit. I kept knocking into the fly.

My recommendation, look at the similarly priced Eureka Spitfire which has an appreciated 4 inches more headroom (what I got), or the Mountain Hardware PCT 1."


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